Meditations on the Psalms

For Every Day of the Year

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Jul/2003, 272 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819219596



"I hope that the ancient texts upon which these reflections are based will come alive for you in a new way," writes Barbara Crafton in Meditations on the Book of Psalms. The Psalms, written by ordinary people, are filled with all the same emotions and issues that challenge, comfort, and confound us today. Their complaints, joys, celebrations, envy, doubting, fear, and hope are ours as well. In this book of meditations for each day of the year, best-selling author Barbara Crafton combines reflection on these ancient texts with contemporary stories to help us explore the spiritual nature of our lives.

From the desire to start anew in January, to time management and remembering to lighten up in December, Crafton's meditations are the perfect daily companion for anyone who finds nourishment in biblically based devotional reading.

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is a popular preacher, retreat leader, and writer who teaches at Marble Collegiate Church and at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Episcopal Life, and many other publications. She is the author of many books, including Called, The Courage to Grow Old, The AlsoLife, Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet, Mass in Time of War, The Sewing Room, Living Lent, and many others.


"Crafton writes with a combination of toughness and compassion; her stories are funny and tragic, and her observations about everyday life are well stated."--Library Journal
"Crafton has a good eye for mystical moments and for the ways we can see God's presence in the midst of everyday life.--Spirituality & Health
"Crafton has a good eye for mystical moments and for the ways we can see God's presence in the midst of everyday life." - Spirituality & Health
"Crafton is a most inspired and inspiring writer who used the inspiration of the Psalms to speak to all of us. Excellent resource for preachers and teachrs, individual devotion and reflection, and group study. --Resource Hotline, March 2004
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